Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
With fresh pasta and delicious takes on traditional recipes, you know you're going to have an amazing meal at this friendly Italian restaurant. Fritto Misto is known for its causal and welcoming atmosphere as well as its big entree portions. Try the tasty gnocchi gorgonzola pasta or the spicy shrimp ravioli for that extra zesty kick. If you don't see anything on the menu you like (as impossible as that sounds), then you can create your own pasta and pick out exactly what you want. End the meal with a lemon bar dessert with is so light and refreshing you'll want to order seconds.
Still commonly known as the "Rainbow Room," this fabled Sunset Strip institution continues to deliver a good time with live rock shows, fun finger food and late-night dining. The roomy interiors consist of a dining room, several bars, upstairs dance floor and patio decorated with kitschy rock 'n' roll memorabilia, Christmas lights, burgundy leather booths and even a vintage arcade game. The food offered is an Italian-American fusion of popular munchies such as pizza, sandwiches, steaks and a diverse vegetarian selection. Keep in mind that it is possible to reserve special seating above the stage.
Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
Established in 1946, only a well-worn spot could offer such specialties like steak with all the trimmings. Forget the diet, you're eating well tonight. Right across from the Warner Bros Studios, the most famous item on this menu isn't meat related—it's the cheesy garlic bread. Try the early bird specials for a great discount. No matter when you arrive, however, you'll get a great meal that is worth the price.
Located inside the Beverly Hills Hotel, this long-time favorite of the 90210 crowd (the city, not the show) is a great place to people watch. Celebrities and other well-heeled people hang out here and enjoy its rich atmosphere. The room inside is lovely and tasteful, and the outside patio is tree lined and great for smokers who can't do without their fix. Not for the T-shirt set - gentlemen are required to wear jackets.
Traxx, located inside Union Station, is one of Los Angeles' grandest architectural structures. The restaurant is done in an Art Deco style, complementing the station's merger of streamline modern and mission architecture. It is small and cozy, seating 100 people. There are tables outside by the concourse and a bar in the train station's old telephone room. The open kitchen serves a variety of American dishes, from crab cakes to lamb chops. Its desserts are also good, particularly the pies, which are delicious.
Waiting in line for more than 15 minutes is the norm for the mighty popular Grilled Cheese Truck that can be seen trolling around LA. Not just your average childhood comfort food, the Grilled Cheese Truck serves up delicious creations with the best ingredients possible. Try their most famous sandwich, the cheesy mac and rib with mac n' cheese, tender barbeque pork and caramelized onions. Save room for a side order of their take on the classic tater tots sprinkled with sea salt. For the desert lovers, they also have gooey and yummy desert melts served on sweet brioche bread. Check out the website for times and location throughout the week.
Zooming around the streets of Los Angeles, this food truck is known for its stellar, modern Mexican food. Practically a party on wheels, the denizens of LA know when the Border Grill Truck is in the area thanks to its crowds and loyal followers that usually surround the black truck with white etchings and orange writing. Celebrity chefs Susan Feniger, and Mary Sue Milliken propelled into stardom thanks to the likes of Bravo's Top Chef Masters and Food Networks Too Hot Tamales, have created a scrumptious menu of modern fare. Nosh on tasty items like fresh ceviches, quesadillas, plantain empanadas, tortas, tacos and more.
Situated inside the historic Vibiana building, the Redbird is a popular local restaurant and bar, serving scrumptious American cuisine. Chef Neal Fraser's culinary expertise is showcased through the diverse food menu, featuring several delicacies, cooked to absolute perfection using the choicest of ingredients. Regulars at Redbird have particularly praised their loaded Chicken Pot Pie, Ora King Salmon, lobster infused Gnocchetti Sardi and chef's special Veal Fraser. The bar is well stocked with the finest wines and the bartenders are known for serving tantalizing cocktails off the menu designed by Julian Cox. The decor is wonderful with elegant lighting fixtures and modern furnishings. The patio is area is attractively laid out as well and features a retractable ceiling.
Curry House specializes in spaghetti and Japanese curries, with branches all over California. The Little Tokyo location serves a selection of tangy curries in varieties like chicken, seafood, vegetable, katsu (fried pork) and the Angus Teriyaki Beef Steak curry. One can also savor spaghetti in options such as Chili Shrimp & Spinach, Wiener Bolognese, Vegetable Japanese, Tarako and Ika and Seafood Marinara Spaghetti. The curries taste best when enjoyed with Crab and Shrimp or Spicy Omelette Rice. The menu also has a section with healthier dishes as well as items for children.
JiST Cafe offers a relaxing ambience where patrons can enjoy their breakfast in leisure. In fact, they pride themselves on creating an atmosphere that recreates the unhurried feeling of a Sunday morning. Of course, it is also a good alternative if you have no time to cook and just want to grab a quick snack. Its menu includes dishes such as Katsu Sandwich filled with pork cutlet, Kewpie mayonnaise and shredded cabbage, Grandma's Chopped Salad served with a dressing of lemon herb, and Toad in a Hole with hickory ham, prime smoked meat and eggs. The food is complemented by beverages like grapefruit juice, Mexican soda and Earl Grey Creme tea.